What Happened on January 16, 1908

Historical Events

  • Pinnacles National Monument, California established

Famous Birthdays

Ethel MermanEthel Merman (1908-1984)

American Tony and Grammy Award-winning stage and screen singer ("There's No Business Like Show Business"), and actress (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Astoria, New York City

  • G√ľnther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
1908 Highlights

About January 16, 1908

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 115 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn